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Sikh New Year, Gurudwara Sahib Johannesburg

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ShareThe previous week of the 03rd April, Sunday, in association with the United Punjab of South Africa and their generous supporters State Bank of India, Jet Airways, Sharma Group and many others, the Vaisakhi Mela Festival was hosted and the footprint of Sikhism in Africa was acknowledged in the community with about 8000 Gauteng residents present to support the Vaisakhi Mela. Click here to read more about the festival as reported by the national print media edition of the Sunday Times Extra on the TIMESLIVE website, click here The Sikh New Year, 10 April 2011 The Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa by the tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) in 1699. Also spelled Baisakhi.  This auspicious ceremony in South Africa’s Gurudwara Sahib of Johannesburg started on the 8th of April culminating to the 10th …

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Not just another Bollywood festival…Vaisakhi Mela

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ShareThe showcase auditions for next week’s highly anticipated Vaisakhi Mela (Punjabi/Sikh) New Year event taking place 3rd April, at the George Lea Sandton Sports Club was exceptionally electric! The Vaisakhi Mela 2011 is an extraordinary event designed to offer emerging artist career advancement opportunities to artists and to raise funds for charitable organizations around Gauteng. Festival Director Naufal Khan, Ganesha Communications goes on to say that “a diverse selection of pure art forms that encompass our South African culture with a burst of Punjabi will amaze patrons all day long. The Vaisakhi Mela 2011 will be showcasing a very unique and selective entertainment component that will set a new benchmark for quality, authentic Indian entertainment of the Punjabi community.” Showcase Auditions: Ushi Goshalia, Creative and Cultural Director for the Vaisakhi Mela was highly impressed with the talent that registered for …

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